Sexual Health

Sexual Health Services at Parkside Medical Centre

Chlamydia Screening

If you are under 25yrs old, whether male or female, you can get a FREE chlamydia test. It is a simple test that you can do yourself and all results are confidential. If you would like to get a free chlamydia screening test, please ask one of our Patient Navigators for the kit to take home.

For more information about chlamydia screening visit the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) Website.

Parkside Sexual Health Clinic

If you would like to have a basic sexual health test please make an appointment with one of our nurses who will do a test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

If you require more in depth screening for other sexually transmitted infections, please see a local sexual health clinics below:

Sexual Health Help Line

Call 0845 122 8690 9.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 12.00pm Friday (closed on bank holidays).

The Family Planning Association Sexual health help line can give you confidential information and advice and provide booklets on: contraception methods common sexually transmitted infections pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy. Read more at the FPA website.

Useful Information & Advice

What is sexual health?

Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. This includes protection against sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy or physical abuse so that you can enjoy pleasurable and safe sexual experiences.

Whether you’re part of a couple, in a new relationship, have many partners or are happy and relaxed not having sex, everyone needs to take care of their sexual wellbeing.

Sexually Transmitted infections (STI)

STI are illnesses that have a significant probability of transmission between humans by means of human sexual behaviour, including vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex.

For more information see the website below:

Stay Safe

Condoms are the only contraception that protect against pregnancy and STIs.

For more information see the website below:

Contraception

There are lots of contraception options for you. Find out which one is right for you at NHS Choices.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse can happen to anyone. Please consult with your doctor or for more information and support visit NHS Choices.

Useful Websites

Videos from NHS Choices

You can’t tell if someone’s got an STI just by looking at them. See real people talk about using condoms.

Watch this video to find out where you can go for confidential access to the contraception that’s right for you.